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How To Apply For Management Sciences for Health Recruitment

How To Apply For Management Sciences for Health Recruitment

MSH believes in a world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life. MSH works shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

MSH is currently recruiting to fill the positions of;

Job Title: Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Intern I

Locations: Abuja, Sokoto, Niger, Kwara, Kebbi and Zamfara

Slot: 6 Openings

Deadline: 30th January, 2019.

Job ID: 13-10486

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: OCEGEN – OCE General

Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS

Reports To: SCMS Specialist at state levelSCMS Advisor at Abuja level

Overview

  • The objective of the SCMS intern position is to support the SCMS Advisor and or SCMS Specialists to ensure reliable availability of diagnostics, ARVs, and drugs for HIV treatment, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the USAID funded CaTSS project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support pharmacists/laboratory scientists  to ensure efficient and effective inventory management at supported health facilities
  • Work closely with the state SCMS Specialists and clinical team members to ensure 100% placement of all eligible treatment naïve patients on the new TDF/3TC/DTG treatment regimen for adults and ABC/3TC/LPV/r pellets for children <3years
  • Support facilities to monitor adherence to national guidelines in the use of TLD among women of child bearing potential
  • Work with state SCMS Specialists to monitor and report weekly consumption and stock levels of TDF/3TC/DTG, LPV/r and INH at supported health facilities.
  • Work with facility pharmacists/focal persons to monitor and ensure sufficient stock levels for meeting TLD transition targets assigned to each facility
  • Conduct bi-monthly regimen analysis and reporting to inform program alignment with FMoH/WHO target of initiating 90% of treatment naive adult patients on TDF regimen backbone.
  • Support a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/ laboratory scientist) at facility level in requesting HIV/AIDS medicines and commodities (RTKs, Viral load consumables, CD4 reagents, etc). Specifically support facility SCMS focal persons in bimonthly reporting of commodity stock levels and placing resupply orders using the most recent LMIS reporting tool/CRRIF.
  • Support SCMS Specialist to undertake bimonthly CRRIF analysis of QTO and actual quantity supplied by GHSC-PSM during each resupply cycle and document identified gaps for escalation to GHSC-PSM
  • Work closely with the SCMS Specialist to support the LMCU/state logistics technical working group (TWG)  for bimonthly review of facility LMIS reports
  • Support the state government and partner health facilities to ensure efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across supported facilities in the state, in line with national and USG waste management policy.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic SCMS achievements and keep the state SCMS Specialist informed on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Participate at state-level SCMS technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor/SCMS Advisor/STL and other MSH staff as necessary

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must be a Pharmacist with a B.Pharm degree
  • At least two (2) years field level experience in supply chain management in a developing country context. Experience in HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC, will be an added advantage
  • Must possess strong numeric skills with demonstrable knowledge on use of MS Excel, MS Word, LMIS and/or other data management and analysis tools
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English with demonstrable report writing skills with attention to details.

If you wish to be considered for this position, specify the location for which you are applying in your application.

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Job Title: Driver III

Job ID: 13-10478

Location: Sokoto

Grade: C

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: FAOBOP – FAO Business Operations

Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS

Reports To: Finance & Admin Manager

Deadline: 24th January, 2019.

Overview

  • The Driver’s job is to provide transport support services to all technical program areas. The driver is also required to drive MSH vehicles while transporting staffs which include: Employees, Chief of Party, Country Directors/ Lead and VIP visitors. Drivers are also responsible for overseeing vehicle maintenance.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Drive project staff to activities and meeting within and outside of Abuja.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records relating to individual vehicle use.
  • Ensure all aspects of vehicle policy are being followed and enforced during your assignments.
  • Inspect vehicle prior to travel to assure all fluids, tires, wipers, belts etc are in good working order.
  • Signal any sign of need for maintenance or other problem with the vehicle to the transport and logistic associate.
  • Keep vehicle health log updated.
  • Assure the security of the vehicle when outside of the office.
  • Assure the safety of all passengers.
  • Submit all expense reports in a timely manner to accounting, properly completed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree. University degree preferred.
  • 0 -2 years related work experience with International organizations in Nigeria.
  • Sound judgment, non-aggressive driving style and good communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of standard driving practices
  • Good driving record.
  • Ability to travel if required
  • Mental programs for interpreting and responding to events automatically; and motivations which activate and direct safe behavior and anticipate problems
  • Ability to organize and complete manual and routine tasks as assigned
  • Ability to perform at an acceptable level of control skill

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Job Title: Baseline Assessment Consultant

Job ID: 13-10476

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Grade: Consultant

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: TEGGEN – Technical Excellence Group

Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S

Reports To: Senior Principal Technical Advisor M&E

Application Deadline: 24th January, 2019.

Overview

  • The objective of the consultant is to conduct a baseline capacity assessment of the National Malaria Elimination Program in malaria program implementation in Nigeria at the federal and state levels. The consultant is to provide technical assistance and leadership in the design, planning and implementation of the baseline assessment. The baseline capacity assessment is meant to provide an information base against which to monitor and assess the progress and effectiveness during and after implementation of the planned activities. Mainly, the baseline assessment is to help the project team understand the capacity gaps and identify the essential areas that need to be supported by the project at the federal and state levels, that when addressed could lead to the desired outcomes.
  • The consultant will be expected to work closely with the management and team members of the National Malaria Elimination Programme and that of the Department of Health Planning Research and Statistics of the Federal Ministry of Health to conduct the assessment.

Additional Information

  • The baseline assessment will focus on reviewing the capacity of the federal agencies and by extension the states in delivering quality malaria services according to the national guideline.
  • The assessment will strive to identify gaps in policy planning and development and application, coordination and collaboration, malaria testing and treatment, prevention of malaria in pregnancy, treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea through integrated community case management (iCCM) approach and surveillance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Specifically, the assessment will concentrate on human resource and staff capacity in the different areas of malaria programming, availability of and compliance with malaria policy documents and guidelines, performance of key national malaria indicators, coordination and collaboration within and across partners, data quality, analysis and use, and learning, among others.

Duration

  • The consultant is for a period of 15 working days with an expected start of date of 4th February 2019.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for the planning and implementation of the baseline assessment.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of a baseline assessment of capacity for malaria programming in Nigeria;
  • Together with the PMI-S project team, review the protocol and data collection instruments developed for the baseline assessment;
  • Work with the project team to conduct data collection at NMEP and DHPRS through interviews and documents review.
  • Collate, analyze and interpret the data and information collected after each set of completed interviews;
  • Review and analyze quantitative data on the progress of key malaria indicators from the DHIS2 and survey reports such as the DHS and NMIS
  • In conjunction with the project team, work with other relevant USAID implementing partners to gather information on malaria program implementation;
  • Collate both qualitative and qualitative data and information generated from the assessment, analyze, interpret and write the report of the assessment.
  • Develop the report of the baseline assessment and submit to the PMI-S Project Director and the SM&E team for review and approval
  • Perform any other task that may be deemed necessary for the successful conduct of the baseline assessment

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Medical Degree and/or a Postgraduate Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Statistics, or related field with focus on research, monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in public health programming, especially in malaria
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in program management, with a good understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with and understanding of USAID procedures and processes
  • Experience working with and understanding of government ministries, departments and agencies, particularly at the national level

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated evidence of good analytical, presentation and reporting writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, multicultural and team building skills
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, DHIS2, and statistical applications (SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info)
  • Demonstrated evidence of skills in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with situations which may pose conflict.
  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening organizational capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
  • Excellent organizational skills – detail oriented and accurate.
  • Proven experience in strategic approaches for program management, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Comfortable working in teams as well as acting independently in the implementation of specific tasks, multitasking and prioritizing, working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

Competencies:

  • Supervision: Works independently and reports to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
  • Decision Making: Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management
  • Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.
  • Ability to work independently.

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Job Title: Accountant II

Job ID: 13-10452

Location: Abuja

Grade: G

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: FAOFNC – FAO Finance & Accounting

Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS

Reports To: Senior Accountant II

Overview

  • The Accountant II is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant/Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • The Finance Associate is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
  • The Finance Associate is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances.
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
  • Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
  • Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
  • Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.

Systems are in place to:

  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures
  • Monitor and ensure compliance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting. Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred)
  • Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)

The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor

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Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Nigeria

Job ID: 13-10417

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: TEGGEN – Technical Excellence Group

Project/Program: P000 – Proposal

Reports To: Chief of Party

Grade: K

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for a potential HIV/AIDS program in Nigeria.
  • MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • This position will be responsible for all program and technical direction, ensuring that staffing is aligned with the programmatic vision, goals, and plans to achieve program results. With guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts and maximize synergy and integration between project program areas and units. S/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients we serve including but not limited to timely producing high quality documentation of project’s successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences, as well as quarterly reports .

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project and ensure the efficient implementation of project activities and the timely reporting of those activities to regional and country specific donors, and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate project liaison and collaboration with partners, donors, various USAID country missions, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain a partnership between the donor and project that engenders trust and respect and builds USAID’s confidence in MSH’s ability to get the job done.
  • Work in close collaboration with the project leadership team to ensure coordinated and effective operational support for the project and for MSH within the various countries and the region.
  • Serve as a member of the Nigeria Leadership Team.
  • With the F&A Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high level performance, creative approaches, the achievement of personal and project goals and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Nigeria, as well as the support team members in the Home Office.
  • Ensure effective coordination is established and maintained with the relevant MSH country Operational Support Team (OST).
  • When appropriate, act in place of the COP.
  • Advise the COP in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging SOW from the donors, MSH and partners including on external sourcing of human resources and consultants.
  • The DCOP will set direction and coordinate annual workplan development, implementation, and review. S/he will ensure alignment with regional frameworks and strategies, national and donor strategies in each country – including USAID strategies. S/he will identify opportunities for integrated planning and implementation creating synergies between various program areas.
  • The DCOP shall guide and coach project staff in leveraging project, non-project and community resources through the establishment and maintenance of partnerships and networks.
  • S/he will direct efforts to write concept notes and new programs to address emerging health and programming challenges identified by donors, host countries or through the work we do.
  • Contribute to a knowledge management system where the donor vision and government values permeate through our clients to reach beneficiary communities, and the learning from grassroots and countries is documented and shared to influence new programming at national and regional levels.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree at the Master’s Level or above in Social Science, Public Health, or other appropriate area is required.
  • 8+ years (grade K) of experience in the implementation and management of international development projects, specifically, with extensive experience in HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience. Must have a proven track record of building teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables. Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

MSH  is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status

To apply, interested and qualified applicants should click Here

Job Title: Director, Finance and Administration

Job ID: 13-10424

Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Group/Office: FAO (Finance, Admin, and Operations)

Dept/Unit: FAOMGT – FAO Management

Project/Program: P000 – Proposal

Reports To: Chief of Party

Grade: K

Overview

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for a potential HIV/AIDS program in Nigeria.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

This position is subject to solicitation release, project award and funding.

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Chief of Party and works closely with the project leadership team to provide high-level financial management and operations leadership, contract and grant management support. S/he ensures that financial and operational functions support the timely and effective implementation of the project’s technical scope of work. S/he provides counsel to help project leadership ensure that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.

The DFA will liaise with the project leadership team, local partners, USAID and MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of program implementation, contractual, risk management, cost share, governance and all other matters related to finance and administration. S/he will work together with project leadership team to ensure that all expenditures, payment, procurement, vehicle management are carried out in accordance with USAID and MSH standards and regulations. The DFA provides authoritative leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of the program’s activities in Nigeria.

The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the financial management for all project activity in Nigeria. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

Specific Responsibilities

Financial Management:

  • Lead program annual budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and that they comply with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
  • Maintain systems for program budget monitoring and tracking that include financial and contractual data. Provide routine pipeline analyses to COP and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID or PEPFAR. In addition, perform routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure efficient and sound project management.
  • Responsible for coordination of contract management activities. Work with program staff, home office and partners to draft, manage and monitor implementation of contracts. Provide routine progress reports to program management team.
  • Serves as a local office lead with MSH headquarters for preparation of budgets and budget amendments to be submitted to USAID. Submission to the USAID officer shall be reviewed by the MSH contracts officer or Senior Contracts officer prior to submission.
  • Monitor adjustments to the annual budget whenever required.
  • Coordinate monthly requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the program has all the necessary funds for the operations.
  • Review purchase orders and confer with team leader for approval, prior to issuance of the purchase orders for program procurement of commercial goods and services within agreed upon thresholds.
  • Ensure all program staff is trained on USAID Rules and Regulations and compliance with the Cooperative Agreement or Contract.

Grants Management:

  • Supervise grant and contract administration functions. Supervise the grant management team for the project.
  • Correspond as necessary with grantees, local subcontractors, and MSH Home Office.
  • Lead the design of the grants program; make recommendations to the Chief of Party for the selection of the grant instruments.
  • Manage the development of the Request for Applications; determine appropriate deadlines and scope of work. Collaborate with the Corporate Contract Office in the development and revision of all grant templates.
  • Participate and be a voting member of the selection committee. Prepare, present, and negotiate grants; amend as needed.
  • Document the process by which grantees are selected for awards; notifies applicants and other stakeholders of award decisions.
  • Conduct pre-award surveys of the grantees and complete capacity building plans and compliance monitoring plans for each grantee.
  • Oversee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants. Provide technical assistance to grantees to build their capacity.
  • Monitor grantees’ compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant and the grantees’ policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of, interpret, and provide training and guidance to project staff and grantees on all donor regulations and policies (including but not limited to Circulars A-110, A-122. Educate program staff and grantees on agreement compliance and operational topics.
  • Approve invoices and payments to grantees. Supervise all aspects of grant close out.

Administration:

  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party to (a) ensure that project activities and management operations are implemented as per MSH Mission, values, and policies, and standard operating procedures, and local laws and regulations, and (b) to safeguard MSH’s reputation – Financial, Contractual and political integrity.
  • Supports the Chief of Party in the management of the project, aligning staff, systems, and other resources with the annual work plan and budget to provide timely, cost effective, responsive, and high quality operations and administrative support within local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adhering to contracts regulations, MSH Policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure timely submission of administrative and financial reports to the team leader and corporate operations office as required.
  • Provides administrative supervision to the project specific support staff and is accountable for their performance management (including regular results, check-ins, formal appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and carrier development support).
  • In liaison with the project leadership team, coordinates, execution of internal/external financial, operations, and program reviews or audits, and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations.
  • Participates in project risk register development and implementation, and take proactive steps to mitigate risks within operational functions.
  • Take responsibility for risk management and good governance.

General:

  • Ensure project actions are governed by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in policy guidelines.
  • Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and productivity.
  • Ensure that unit staff charges their time to the different project activities in a manner which accurately reflects their level of effort.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, and Accounting or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Ten (10) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value;
  • At least eight years’ experience in financial and operational management of complex international development assistance programs.
  • Significant experience with USG-funded projects preferably in Nigeria with regional field experience strongly desirable, USAID experience highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Proven leadership and capacity in negotiation and conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organization and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills with fluency in English. Proficient computer skills.
  • Experience in maintaining excellent communication with Headquarters.
  • Ability to travel.

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Job Title: Chief of Party, Nigeria

Job ID: 13-10416

Location: Abuja

Grade: L

Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: P000 – Proposal

Reports To: Project Director Supervisor

Job Description

The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and collaboration with MSH Country Representative and the project leadership team where applicable. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities – including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development – that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

Specific Responsibilities

Project Results:

  • Oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, M&E plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • MPH, MBA or Master’s level degree in related field.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), MNCH, health system strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

To apply, interested and qualified applicants should click Here

Job Title: Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Job ID: 13-10418

Location: Abuja

Group/Office: TEG (Technical Excellence Group)

Dept/Unit: TEGGEN – Technical Excellence Group

Project/Program: P000 – Proposal

Reports To: Chief of Party

Overview

  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director, Monitoring & Evaluation for a potential HIV/AIDS program in Nigeria.

Job Descriptions

  • The Director for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will oversee the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system for assessing progress, and maintaining reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems.
  • The Director for M&E will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan, coordinate the collection of data and data review meetings, monitor the quality and completeness of data sets including conducting data quality assurance (DQA) field visits, and contribute to the development of the program and document project performance against established outputs and indicators.
  • S/he will also be responsible for building the capacity of the Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders in the collection, analysis, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized and information is shared.
  • S/he will also assist the MOH to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing organizations’ M&E systems.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design and implement the Project’s M&E system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
  • Provide technical inputs to the technical team in order to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as M&E tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform decisions on project implementation.
  • Support the MOH to develop a health sector M&E framework and monitor health system strengthening interventions.
  • Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Chief of Party, USAID, and other program managers as required.
  • Collaborate with the project team to design a system for documenting project processes and outcomes, and capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  • Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline and at least 8 years of demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and special studies for complex programs in developing countries is required.
  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of issues related to integrated health services and support programs.
  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance by funding stream.
  • Knowledge of data collection and data quality assurance (DQA) protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to inform changes in program implementation.
  • M&E experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.
  • Operations research experience is desired.
  • Past experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote and field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
  • Extraordinary organizational, verbal, and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and DHIS2.
  • Experience with at least one statistical analysis software is desired (e.g., SPSS, STATA, SAS, R).
  • Experience with USAID/PEPFAR programs/projects and reporting requirements.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English and general professional proficiency in English required.

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